<H3>SIG for Python Resource Cataloguing</H3>
<P>This SIG was created to discuss and build a catalog of Python resources. The SIG charter was:
<blockquote>The Python Catalog SIG aims at producing a master index of Python software and other resources. It will begin by figuring out what the requirements are, converging on a design for the data schema, and producing an implementation. ("Implementation" will almost certainly include mean a set of CGI scripts for browsing the catalog, and may also contain a standard library module for automatically fetching and installing modules, if the SIG decides that's a worthwhile feature.) </blockquote>
<p>The catalog became <a href="http://pypi.python.org/">the Python Package Index</a>. Because developing the catalog is closely intertwined with the Distutils and other packaging tools, the Catalog-SIG was closed in March 2013 and merged with <a href="/community/sigs/current/distutils-sig">the Distutils SIG</a>.
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<p>As of February 2003, the Python Package Index is operational and available at <a href="http://pypi.python.org/pypi/">http://pypi.python.org/pypi</a>. The list of indexed packages is still quite small; please add your packages!
<p>Some relevant PEPs have been written:
<li> <a href="http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0241/">PEP 241: Metadata for Python Software Packages</a>: Implemented and included in Python 2.1.
<li> <a href="http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0243/">PEP 243: Module Repository Upload Mechanism</a>: A draft specifying how to upload files to a catalog server. <li> <a href="http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0262/">PEP 262: Database of Installed Python Packages</a>: A now-withdrawn proposal for a database of installed Python packages.
<li> <a href="http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0301/">PEP 301: Package Index and Metadata for Distutils</a>: Specifies a Distutils <code>register</code> command for registering packages with a central catalog.